Place:Fladbury, Worcestershire, England

Coordinates52.1154°N 2.0089°W
Located inWorcestershire, England
Also located inHereford and Worcester, England     (1974 - 1998)
Worcestershire, England     (1998 - )
See alsoOswaldslow (hundred), Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Fladbury from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"FLADBURY, a village in Pershore [registration] district, and a parish partly also in Evesham and Droitwich [registration] districts, Worcester. The village stands on the river Avon, adjacent to the West Midland railway, 3 miles E of Pershore; was anciently known as Fleathanbyrig; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Pershore. The parish includes also the hamlets of Abbots-Lench and Hill and Moor, and the chapelries of Wyre-Piddle, Throckmorton, and Stock and Bradley. Acres: 7, 862. Real property: £8, 558. Population: 1, 514. Houses: 338. The property is subdivided. The manor was given, in 671, by Etheldred to Bishop Ostforus. The living is a rectory, united with the [perpetual] curacies of Wyre-Piddle and Throckmorton, in the diocese of Worcester. Value: £721. Patron: the Bishop of Worcester. The church is ancient, and contains some interesting monuments; and the chancel was restored in 1865. The chapelry of Bradley became a separate charge in 1864. There are churches at Wyre-Piddle and Throckmorton, a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £62.

Research Tips

  • Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Worcestershire illustrates the parish boundaries of Worcestershire when rural districts were still in existence and before the West Midlands came into being. The map publication year is 1931. The map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
  • British History Online has a collection of local maps from the Ordnance Survey 1883-1893. Rural areas are included, but these may be especially useful for investigation the suburbs of large towns.
  • GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Worcestershire as well as leading to a collection of 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes.
  • The Midlands Historical Data project produces searchable facsimile copies of old local history books and directories of interest to genealogists. It specialises in the three counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire, working closely with libraries, archives and family history societies in the area. Digital images are made freely available to participating organisations to improve public access. Free search index on its web-site to all its books. In many cases payment will be required to see the extract.
  1. organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
  2. excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
  3. reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
  • More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.